Alan Finkel


Alan Finkel AO is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist. He founded the ASX-listed biomedical company Axon Instruments, and served as chancellor of Monash University and president of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. In 2017, he delivered the Blueprint for the Future Security of the National Electricity Market. Dr Finkel writes regularly on science, technology and society, and helped establish Cosmos magazine in 2004.


The hydrogen economy

EssayBEFORE THERE WAS Matt Damon in the film adaptation of The Martian, there was Cyrus Harding in Jules Verne’s novel The Mysterious Island: a hero in the guise of an engineer. Stranded on a rocky outcrop in the ocean...

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